A two-part "Farming for Soil Health: Setting the Foundation for Success and Profitability" class will be offered this winter in Glenwood. The first part of the class will be held Jan. 15-17; the second part is Feb. 5-6. All sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Square (105 2nd Ave. NE). The cost is $500 for the first person per farm, family or agency, and $250 for each additional person per unit. The registration deadline in Jan. 2. To register and for more information, contact Julia Ahlers Ness at 320-269-2105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class is designed for farmers, landowners, natural resource professionals and anyone else who is interested in learning how to use the Holistic Management decision-making model to improve soil health in a manner that balances environmental protection, economic viability and quality of life.
The instructor will be Joshua Dukart, a Holistic Management certified educator who also works for the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District in North Dakota. Burleigh County is known nationally for the cutting-edge work farmers, conservationists and scientists there are doing to improve soil health utilizing a combination of cover cropping, managed grazing and conservation tillage.
This class is sponsored by the Chippewa 10% Project, a collaboration of the Land Stewardship Project and the Chippewa River Watershed Project. The Chippewa 10% Project is working to develop viable ways for farmers in the Chippewa River watershed to make money on working land while doing their part to improve land and water resources. For more information, see www.chippewa10.org.